1970s

Popular Nostalgia from the 1970s. Memories of events and items from popular culture recorded in words and pictures on the internet. Share, remember and get wonderfully sentimental…

Ric Flair

Ric Flair

Woooooo! To be the man you gotta beat the man. Ric Flair! As a kid growing up in the Southeast US nothing was more exciting than getting out to the Saturday afternoon wrestling matches. No one brought more excitement and cocky self assurance to the mat than the “Nature Boy”. Although throughout most of his […]

The Herbs

THE most AMAZING children’s programme. Following info care of Wikipedia. The Herbs was a television series for young children made for the BBC by Graham Clutterbuck’s FilmFair company. It was written by Michael Bond (creator of Paddington Bear), directed by Ivor Wood using 3D stop motion model animation and first transmitted from 12 February 1968 […]

Summer Holiday (We're All Going on a...) - Cliff Richard & The Shadows

Summer Holiday (We’re All Going on a…) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows

This track,and this movie, bring to mind the lazy hazy feelings of summer time for many people – and we get to enjoy the light hearted banter of Cliff Richard and the Shadows in the video clip above. Share your memories of Cliff and the Shadows “Summer Holiday” using the comments box below. We’re all […]

This is Your Life

This is Your Life

Ordinary people and well known entertainers alike were shown through their own lives with the “big red book” – no, not heaven, but the TV series “This is Your Life”. This Is Your Life originated on American radio with NBC from 1948 – 1952. The popular biography show hit the small screen in 1952 with […]

The 70s – and being a kid playing

Being young in the 70s meant finishing school and going straight out after a bite to eat and going on the nearby football pitch to play footy until dark and beyond. It also meant going into the woods close to the fields and playing at commandos running around with sticks for make believe guns, we […]

Buck Rogers: In the 25th Century

“Bidi bidi bidi” – Twiki says, as he helps the heroic Buck Rogers save the Earth once more. The television series, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, ran for two seasons between 1979 – 1981. The story was based on the character created in 1928 by Philip Francis Nowlan. Captain William Anthony “Buck” Rogers, played […]

Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude

Radio One’s Edith Bowman loves this old film: “it’s a really old film… it’s an incredible film… it’s more about the fact that the story’s great… well worth checking out.” Harold, played with deadpan humor by Bud Cort, is under extreme pressure from his overbearing mother, Mrs. Chasen (Vivian Pickles), in a performance that is […]

Old Fashioned Sweets

Old Fashioned Sweets

Look at these old fashioned sweets online. Nipits were around after the war. Now their is an old classic. The choice of sweets is great and some great memories to be had. From kola cubes to buttered brazils. This post was submitted by Glen Neilson.

Yogi Bear

Yogi Bear

The Yogi Bear cartoons were on in the early 90′s and whilst I remember them, I don’t remember much. Yogi, and his best friend Boo Boo, lived in Jellystone National Park stealing “pic-a-nic baskets” off holiday makers. The original cartoons were around in the 1950′s and every decade thereafter. Park Ranger Smith would occassionally arrive […]

Johnny Mathis - When A Child Is Born

Johnny Mathis – When A Child Is Born

Johnny Mathis had to choose between becoming an Olympic athlete and starting his recording career after both opportunities came along at once. He stuck with the latter and became a record breaking success, nicknamed the “velvet voice”, yet his athletic records still remain at San Francisco State University. This track has to be the cheesiest […]

Boney M - Mary's Boy Child

Boney M – Mary’s Boy Child

Boney M were a West German pop and disco group who toured extensively throughout the 1970′s. The line-up of singers has changed many times over the decades, but the singers who performed and lip-synched on this single were: Maizie Williams, Bobby Farrell, Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett with Frank Farian as manager and behind-the-scenes vocalist. […]

Mud

Mud “Lonely this Christmas”

Mud’s cover of the Elvis hit was a glam rock success. Rob Davis (lead guitar) went on to write “I just can’t get you out of my head” for Kylie Minogue and “Spiller” for Groovejet. Les Gray (vocals) died in February 2004 after taking his show “Les Gray’s Mud” around the UK. Mud were big […]

Happy Xmas (War is Over)

Happy Xmas (War is Over)

“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is a song by John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the The Plastic Ono Band. It was recorded at Record Plant Studios in New York City in late October of 1971, with the help of producer Phil Spector. The children singing in the background were from the Harlem Community Choir. This […]

Wizzard - I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day

Wizzard – I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day

This is a video of Wizzard performing the ultimate Christmas nostalgia track “I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day!” on Top of The Pops (another blast from the past since the BBC axed it a couple of years back!). If it was Christmas every day, we’d probably all be alcoholic, fat and skint, but […]

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

In the 1970′s Wonder Woman hit US television in the shape of Lynda Carter. The series started with Major Steve Trevor crash landing in the Bermuda Triangle onto Paradise Island. He finds a society of Amazon women who compete for the opportunity to take him back to the US. Wonder Woman wins and dresses up […]